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Education Management Corporation Pittsburgh Reviews

Updated November 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Work/life balance could be better but they strive to balance employee's responsibilities (in 19 reviews)

  • Worked with great people, who were very dedicated to students (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • no job security, no advancement (in 41 reviews)

  • Does not really give a good work/life balance (in 29 reviews)

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  1. "Run away, run away, get the hell out of dodge"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the salary was very good at the time of my hire, but i understand its been lowered since i left.

    Cons

    HIGH HIGH HIGH turn over. Out of the 11 people i was hired on with, only 1 is currently still there. the hours stink, 9-6 gives you no life. they expect you to arrive around 830 and leave around 615. you can log off at 6, but people give you looks. Management is very weak. I was meeting with my manager on a biweekly basis, going over plans to become a manager, and out of nowhere i was fired. They dont care about employees or students, they only care about $$. Its my biggest career decision regret, joining this company. I worked for Argosy. I hope they read this and make changes, but from everything ive read and heard, they never do.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pressuring students into schools they cant afford or dont need. Actually care about your employees, dont just fake it.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Do not work here!!! Run away as fast as you can!"

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    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Two Louie's is across the street and there is a good coffee place nearby.

    Cons

    Absolutely everything about this place makes me cringe. Being micro managed doesn't even describe how management is here. Managers force us to scam students and threaten that we will lose our jobs if we don't force or trick students into starting school. Management here is a complete joke. This job is all about numbers and money and nothing else. The company does not value its employees whatsoever. We are treated like dirt and are scolded, degraded, and threatened almost every day. There is no room for growth here and the business model is a complete failure. I wish this company would've gotten shut down after they were sued and went bankrupt. This place makes me depressed and the only thing keeping me here is the paycheck...but it is not even worth it anymore.

  3. "Network"

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    Former Employee - Network Analyst in Robinson, PA
    Former Employee - Network Analyst in Robinson, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They used to pay well but management has taken ALL perks away... except for management's bonuses.

    Cons

    It's only a matter of time before this place closes for good.

    Advice to Management

    Stop rewarding the butt kissers. You will have no one left to do the work!


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Don't get comfortable."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Documentation Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Documentation Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is a steady flow of work.
    Located on bus route.
    Near Starbucks.

    Cons

    Management has their favorites and if you're not one of them, be prepared to be terminated. Executives travel constantly instead of using conference calls or video calling which exhausts the budget. No raises for employees in many years because there's no money (they say). People are laid off on a regular basis but no one tells the rest of the staff (it's a secret for some reason.) I'm not a hateful ex-employee. I loved my job. But I was not a favorite of management and became a victim of the most recent unnecessary layoff so I got the axe. It happens. No big deal. But I feel bad for the students who are attending a school that has a severe lack of faculty which will impede their education.

    Advice to Management

    Cut your spending and use some of it to keep the staff employed. A Christmas bonus (or even a cheap party) would be nice once in awhile. While you're relaxing in limos, the staff are going years without a pay increase. Fire the high level management instead of cutting the worker bees.


  5. "Greedy, Evil Corporation"

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    Former Employee - Network Ana in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Network Ana in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Starting pay was higher than expected

    Cons

    No company culture
    low benefits
    weird missions statement

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the 7th circle.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "NO Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glenshaw, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glenshaw, PA

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced place to work

    Cons

    walked to ethical lines daily


  7. "Admissions Representative"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions/Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions/Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Education Management Corporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    creative programs are more fun to enroll for; fun people to work with

    Cons

    Leadership[ needs to work on effective leadership

    Advice to Management

    better support of staff

  8. "Asst Dir of Admissions"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    They never waste a dollar on an employee or benefit.

    Cons

    Too many to list. Obtain offer in writing with numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Spend money on technology and end the good ole boy and girl club.


  9. "Don't Do It"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay. This only because EDMC has to over pay to keep its employees.

    Cons

    Top executives to managers. Pressure to enroll non qualified potential students. All branches of this for profit school only cares about putting students in class knowing theor chances to succeed are less than 5%.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to be a manager. Most were promoted because they are friends of other managers.


  10. "Systems Analyst (ServiceNow)/Change Management Engineer"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst/Change Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst/Change Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have gained a lot of experience with new tools that will help me in the future.

    Cons

    The work environment is not a good one, very catty/high schooly atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    As always you should treat your employees better. The better you treat them the more youll get out of them, pretty standard but this somehow got lost at this company.


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